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TOPIC: Severe Disability premium and Universal Credit.

Severe Disability premium and Universal Credit. 4 months 10 hours ago #197801

Apologies if my post appeared to denigrate charity workers and their training. That certainly wasn't my intention. I am well aware that a large number of them are employees with a salary.

My comment was to suggest that I actually would like a definitive legal viewpoint from someone whose opinion has some legal standing.

I actually felt your view Gordon was very helpful and a good indication of the regulations. However, it would be good if I could get a definitive legal response to my query.

I will now contact my LHA and will also try to find a contact within the DWP for a definitive answer. There must be clear legal guidelines somewhere.

Anyway, thanks for your help.

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Severe Disability premium and Universal Credit. 3 months 4 weeks ago #197828


The DWP staff who man the call centres will not have the knowledge to answer your question and you are unlikely to be able to speak to a Decision Maker, even if you do then they may be unwilling to make a Decision on a situation that has not happened.

Your best bet is to do an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county to find a trained welfare advisor in you area. Most Local Authorities still retain a small staff.


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